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Extended Audio Sample Weve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Childrens March: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March, by Cynthia Y. Levinson Click for printable size audiobook cover
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (236 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cynthia Y. Levinson, Cynthia Levinson Narrator: Ervin Ross Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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By May 1963, African Americans in Birmingham, Alabama, had had enough of segregation and police brutality. But with their lives and jobs at stake, most adults were hesitant to protest the city’s racist culture. Instead, children and teenagers—like Audrey, Wash, James, and Arnetta— marched to jail to secure their freedom.
     At a time when the civil rights movement was struggling, Birmingham’s black youth answered Dr. Martin Luther King’s call to “fill the jails” of their city. In doing so, they drew national attention to the cause, helped bring about the repeal of segregation laws, and inspired thousands of other young people to demand their rights. 
     Combining extensive research and in-depth interviews with protesters, Cynthia Levinson recreates the events of the Birmingham Children’s March from a new and very personal perspective. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “The most compelling component is Levinson’s dramatic recreation of the courageous children’s crusade and the change it helped bring about in the face of widespread prejudice and brutality. ”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A moving record of young people rising at a pivotal historical moment, based on original interviews and archival research as well as published sources.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “A fascinating look at a rarely covered event for both curriculum and personal interest.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2012

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/16/2014

    " Levinson presents the story of four out of 3000-4000 children willing to go to jail to fight for equal rights during the Civil Rights Movement. Her narrative is thorough and easy-to read, and she supplements the primary narrative with addition facts in clean and bold boxes on side of text, as well as with relevant photographs with captions. I highly recommend this book for a library's nonfiction collection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Simple Pleasures | 2/16/2014

    " Review to follow on our blog. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Adam | 1/26/2014

    " Meticulously researched, interesting, eye-opening account of a scary, important time. Brave kids. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Julie | 1/15/2014

    " Valuable nonfiction resource on 1963 children's March for civil rights. "

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